Iraq

Yazidis Commit Mass-Suicide After Rape by Islamic State Fighters

Arutz Sheva Israel National News 19 August 2014
By Ari Soffer

In yet another harrowing chapter in the tragic plight of Iraq's Kurdish Yazidi population, eyewitnesses have described how girls raped by Muslim fighters from the "Islamic

 

Thousands of Yazidis Kidnapped by Islamic State as Sex Slaves

The Clarion Project 19 August 2014

As many as 3,000 Iraqi women have been taken captive in the last two weeks by the Islamist terror group Islamic State (formerly ISIS, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria), as

 

Islamic State (ISIS) Singling Out "Youngest and Prettiest" Captives

Answering Muslims 19 August 2014
By David Wood

According to Islam's most trusted sources, Muhammad allowed his followers to rape their female captives. Muhammad, of course, would take the most beautiful captives to his own

 

Claim: al-Shabaab financiers tend to come from one clan

Money Jihad 19 August 2014

Money Jihad cannot confirm the accuracy of a recent claim that financiers of the al-Shabaab terrorist organization tend to come from the Hawiye—the dominant clan in

 

ISIS Forcefully Circumcised Assyrian Christian Men in Mosul, Sold 700 Yazidi Women

The Tunisia Daily is reporting that the Islamic State (ISIS) forcefully circumcised Assyrian men in Mosul, without anesthesia. The report does not specify the number of men

 

Iraq tells U.N. 'terrorist groups' seized former chemical weapons depot

Chicago Tribune 11 July 2014
By Michelle Nichols

UNITED NATIONS - Iraq's government has lost control of a former chemical weapons facility to "armed terrorist groups" and is unable to fulfill its international

 

Jihad Goes Corporate: ISIS and the Business of Jihad

ISIS is raising funds with very slick, business-like collateral materials similar to investment proposals and annual reports… In a day and age in which corporations rule

 

Syrian And Iraqi Refugees Are Half The Population Of This Swedish City

International Business Times 7 July 2014
By Christopher Harress

SODERTALJE, Sweden -- What's most remarkable about this small Swedish city is how profoundly it's been shaped by distant civil wars. Because of Sweden’s embrace of political

 

The Caliphate Restored

FrontPage Magazine 6 July 2014
By Robert Spencer

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has declared itself a caliphate, renamed The Islamic State, and named its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the caliph, and demanded

 

Iraq and the Freedom Deficit in Islam

AINA (press release) 6 July 2014
By Joseph Loconte

The startling success of Islamist extremists in seizing major cities in Iraq and threatening the government in Baghdad has many causes, but none more important than this: the

 

ISIS Terror Group Declares Caliphate in Iraq, Syria; Nails 9 Men to Cross for Rebellion

The Christian Post 5 July 2014
By Anugrah Kumar

An offshoot of al Qaeda, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, also known as ISIS, has declared the territory it has seized in Iraq and Syria a "caliphate," or Islamic state,

 

Militant Urges Muslims to Build Islamic State

AINA (press release) 5 July 2014
By Ryan Lucas

BAGHDAD -- The leader of the extremist group that has overrun parts of Iraq and Syria has called on Muslims around the world to flock to territories under his control to

 

Norwegian Accused of Royal Threat Turns Up in Jihad Video

Naharnet 4 July 2014

A Norwegian citizen previously accused of making threats against the country's royal family has reportedly shown up in a jihadist video shot in Iraq, police said

 

ISIS's political Islam the latest Arab tragedy

Al-Monitor 30 June 2014

It is as if history has reverted a hundred years. Some are calling for a caliphate to unite the Arabs under its shadow, others call to rely on a Western ally, British mainly

 

ISIS Declares New Islamist Caliphate

The Wall Street Journal 30 June 2014
By Matt Bradley

BAGHDAD—The Sunni Islamist militant group whose three-week blitz through northern Iraq has nearly upended the country's fragile unity announced itself as a new Islamist

 

Controlling the Islamic Threat to the West

American Thinker 30 June 2014
By Michael Curtis

A greater effort must be made to control the threat of Islamic terrorism. Indifference to the threat, let alone acquiescence, is not an option for Western survival. An official

 

ISIS fanatics publicly crucify nine men in Syria as rival militias in Iraq prove just as brutal

The Australian 30 June 2014

IS there no end to their depraved brutality? The fanatical jihadists waging war across Syria and Iraq have already horrified the world with their mass shootings and the

 

Europe faces 'greatest terror threat ever' from jihadists in Iraq and Syria

CNN International 27 June 2014
By Paul Cruickshank and Tim Lister

The city of Cannes on the French Riviera is best known as a hang-out of the rich, and for its film festival, not as a terrorist hide-out. But police recently swooped on an

 

Mosul's Christians Say Goodbye

AINA (press release) 27 June 2014
By Christian Caryl

I've been reading the headlines from northern Iraq over the past two weeks with an intensifying sense of dread. It's a feeling very much like the one I have whenever I read

 

The new dark ages: The chilling medieval society Isis extremists seek to impose in Iraq

Daily Express 25 June 2014
By Adrian Lee

LIMBS cut off for minor offences, opponents made to dig their own graves, singing and music strictly forbidden - a chilling vision of the medieval society Isis extremists today

 
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